Published August 24, 2022 | Version 1
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UAV Laser Scanning surveys of the lake terminating glacier Fjallsjokull in SE Iceland, captured in July, 2021.

  • 1. University of Southampton


This dataset consists of 5 separate laser scanning surveys performed between the 8th and 15th July, 2021. Two surveys were conducted in the morning and afternoon of the 8th and the 9th, and then only the morning of the 15th. The point clouds have been cleaned to remove erroneous points. The point clouds were processed using the methods and code available at Direct_Georeferencing. All point clouds are georeferenced in the projected WGS 1984 UTM 28N system, and provided in the widely used compressed 'laz' format. An accuracy assessment of the data showed that all surveys were consistent to within 0.1 m of each other, apart from the second flight (afternoon) on the 8th July. Any users of this data should be aware of its limitations in a challenging cryospheric environment. 


An accompanying publication to this dataset is in submission, and shall be linked to once published.


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